Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting a Website owned or controlled by OakWood and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “we,” “us” or “our”). Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the collection and use of the personal information you submit on the Websites on which this Privacy Policy is posted.

The Information we collect.

At our Websites, you can, among other things, view our products, request information, and gather information about home financing, home insurance, and title and escrow services. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these Websites include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, household income and information about your interest in home ownership. At our Websites, you can also submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a person’s name and e-mail address to send information about the products and services of OakWood and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at these pages include: recipient’s name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. At certain sections of our Websites, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to obtain pricing information or otherwise participate in our Websites’ activities and offerings. We may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our Websites such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows or Mac OS), and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink, etc.).

How We Use the Information.

 

  • We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
  • We may use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when new products or services are offered or to fulfill a request by you for information.
  • We will also use information that you provide for market research purposes, development of prospect lists and project planning. Information on viewers gathered from inquiries at our Websites may be used for purposes of offering you property in an OakWood community or other offerings of OakWood or its subsidiaries and affiliates. The use of our Websites constitutes your permission for such uses.
  • OakWood and its subsidiaries and affiliates will not knowingly share information provided by you with anyone other than its subsidiaries and affiliates unless otherwise disclosed to you by an individual subsidiary or affiliate or except as required or permitted by applicable law. We do not sell our names or lists unless otherwise disclosed to you by an individual subsidiary or affiliate. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be one hundred percent secure. Accordingly, viewers should note that while it is our intent to hold private the information you transmit via our Websites or by way of an Internet electronic mail system or service, OakWood and its subsidiaries and affiliates cannot promise or ensure that such information will remain confidential or secure.
  • We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law. In addition, we may transfer information about you if we are acquired by or merged with another company.
  • Agents, employees and contractors of OakWood and its subsidiaries and affiliates who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for OakWood and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates.

 

Collection of Information by Third Party Sites and Sponsors

Our Websites may contain links to other Internet sites, which are provided solely as a convenience to viewers and not as an endorsement of the contents of such sites. In addition, other Internet sites may link to our Websites without our knowledge or permission. Because OakWood and its subsidiaries and affiliates have no control over such linked sites, we assume no obligation to review, and are not responsible for the availability or content of, any off-site pages or any other sites linked to our Websites. Your linking to off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.   We sometimes may offer content (e.g., promotions, access to information concerning home financing, insurance and title) that is sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. We have no control over such third parties’ use of this information.

Cookies and Other Technical Information

We may send “cookies” to your computer primarily to enhance your online experience. “Cookies” are files that can identify you as a unique customer and store your personal preferences as well as technical information (including click through and click stream data). Cookies can either be permanent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser). We may also use tracking systems such as “Web beacons,” which monitor your use of our Websites. Tracking systems (Web beacons or Web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a Web page for the purpose of transferring data, such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the Web beacon appears, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the Web beacon appears, the time the page containing the Web beacon was viewed, the types of browser that fetched the Web beacon and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server. When corresponding with you via HTML capable e-mail, Web beacons let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail. On their own, cookies or Web beacons do not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to furnish one of our Websites with personally identifiable information, this information can be linked to the data stored in the cookies/Web beacons. Your ongoing use of our Websites constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy, and you specifically agree to our described use of cookies and Web beacons. You may adjust your browser to reject cookies from us or from any other site. Additionally, by setting your Web browser to display HTML e-mails as text only, you may be able to prevent the use of some Web beacons. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. However, certain areas of our Websites can only be accessed in conjunction with cookies or similar devices and you should be aware that disabling cookies or similar devices might prevent you from accessing some of our content.

Notification of Changes to Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 2000 and may be updated and modified from time to time by us in our sole discretion. By updating this Privacy Policy, OakWood and its subsidiaries and affiliates will be notifying you of any material changes, updates or modifications to this Privacy Policy. Accordingly, we strongly encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy and our Websites in order to keep apprised of our current privacy practices. If you do not agree to any provision of this Privacy Policy, or any update or modification thereto, please do not use our Websites.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or its implementation you may email us at privacy@oakwood.ca or, write to us at:

OakWood

865 Taylor Creek Drive

Ottawa, Ontario K4A 0Z9